Re: Impact Wrestling 2010: From Russia With Love
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
Impact Wrestling’s return to Madison Square Garden starts off with the traditional recap of the previous week’s action. The recap once again focuses heavily on the feud between the New World Order and Jeff Jarrett. It starts off with the confrontation in the middle of the ring between Jeff Hardy and Scott Hall where Scott tried to get Jeff to join the N.W.O. Jeff Jarrett then came out and booked the match between himself, Jeff Hardy and Scott Hall and X-Pac for inside a steel cage. The recap then transitions to the conversation between Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett where Hogan bared Jeff from getting involved inside the ring with the N.W.O. which led to A.J. Styles replacing Jeff Jarrett in the main event. The recap then finished off with what happened at the end of the main event where an N.W.O. promo aired showing Kevin Nash inside Jeff Jarrett’s home, saying if Jeff didn’t agree to meet him and Eric Bischoff in the middle of the ring this week, he’d cause harm to Jeff’s family. The recap finishes up with a shot of Jeff Jarrett yelling back at Kevin Nash. Once that’s all done, the opening music video begins and the show kicks off.
The cameras pan over the entire Garden, at least the sections that aren’t curtained off. The crowd looks a little smaller than the last time Impact Wrestling was here but still a pretty good showing. Mike Tenay and Taz then welcome everyone to tonight’s show, going over all the action planned tonight. Once they are finished, the cameras cut away from them and go to the middle of the ring where Eric Bischoff and Kevin Nash are standing.
As expected, the crowd is booing both men pretty heavily. Bischoff pauses for a few seconds to let the noise die down a little before speaking.
Eric Bischoff: What a nice, warm reaction from all you people, I feel so loved!
The crowd boos them even more.
Eric Bischoff: I bet you all think we crossed the line last week by going to Jeff Jarrett’s house?
The booing continues.
Eric Bischoff: Kevin, do you think we crossed the line?
Kevin just shakes his head.
Eric Bischoff: See, I don’t think so either…All week I’ve been asked, “How could you do that Eric? That’s his house, his family, blah blah blah” or “What kind of people would do that?” Well I have the answer for you…WE WOULD! We’re the god damn New World Order, when we want something, we will do whatever it takes to get it which brings me to why myself and Big Kev are out here right now and that’s Jeff Jarrett. Mr. King of the Mountain, would you please be so kind as to come out here and join us?
A few seconds go by before Jeff Jarrett’s music begins to play. The crowd pops as the King of the Mountain makes his way down to confront Eric and Kevin. Jeff does not look pissed but yet he does not look happy. There is a rather uneasy feeling about his expression.
Eric Bischoff: Thank you for coming down here Jeff, it’s really appreciated.
Jeff Jarrett: Screw you Eric! I only came down here because I didn’t want you assholes going anywhere near my family!
Eric Bischoff: You don’t have to worry about that anymore, you did what we asked of you, you have my word as well as the rest of the N.W.O. that your family will be safe.
Jeff Jarrett: So what did you want then?
Eric Bischoff: We have a problem. See, Scott Hall and X-Pac don’t have contracts which make it very difficult for us to get anything done around here. It’s hard to do anything when we don’t know if they’ll be able to get in the building or not.
Jeff Jarrett: Why should I give a damn whether or not those guys have a job? They can rot in hell for all I care!
Eric Bischoff: Calm down, I’m getting to it. We also know that you would like it very much if they went away, correct?
Jeff nods his head.
Eric Bischoff: This is our proposition. We will give you full control. You can choose a person to represent you as well as whom he will face off against amongst the choices of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and X-Pac. If your guy wins, we will go away, disappear for good from Impact Wrestling. But if we win, both Scott Hall and X-Pac get contracts.
Jeff pauses a moment to ponder the proposition.
Eric Bischoff: Before you say anything, I have a contract here that guarantees if we lose that we will stick to our word and go away, you can certainly look it over if you want.
Eric hands Jeff the document and Jeff looks it over for a few seconds.
Eric Bischoff: Do we have a deal?
Once again, Jeff takes a few moments to think things over before giving his response.
Jeff Jarrett: We have a deal.
Jeff and Eric both cautiously shake each other’s hands and then Jeff slowly backs out of the ring, watching his back and his front to avoid any possible sneak attacks. Once Jeff has safely made it out of the ring and has started heading to the back, the camera cuts away.
Before the commercial break, the camera cuts away to a shot of Jay Lethal and Eric Young, The New Mega Powers, walking down the hallway to the ring. Their match against LAX is up next.
Match #1: LAX vs. The New Mega Powers
Coming back from commercial, it is now time for the first match of the night between Homicide and Hernandez of LAX and the team of “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal and “Hollywood” Eric Young. Before the match can begin, a video recap is shown of The New Mega Powers’ debut last week and how it was cut short by Samoa Joe. Mike Tenay and Taz then explain how this week, Jay and Eric wanted a proper debut so they challenged LAX to a match. Once all the explaining has been done, the two teams start making their way down to the ring, starting with LAX. “Black Machismo” and “Hollywood” then begin to make their way down to the ring. The crowd treats them with a mixture of laughter and cheers which the two instantly feed off of. LAX doesn’t seem as happy about it however.
Both teams seem to be treating this match very differently. On one side you have The New Mega Powers who are out to prove that they are a legitimate tag team whereas LAX just looks down on them like “what the hell?” Both members of LAX seem to think that they’ll just be able to overpower Eric Young and Jay Lethal and get an easy victory but as the match goes on, it becomes clear that’s not going to be the case. Despite their over-the-top antics, both Eric and Jay do exceptionally well in the match. Eric and Jay have their parts down perfectly, utilizing Hulk and Macho Man’s move sets while at the same time utilizing their own. At this point in the match, LAX has grown increasingly agitated and it shows in their actions. Both men let their emotions get the best of them, with their moves becoming less and less effective the more angry they get. Soon Hernandez just says screw it and decides to explode on them. He rushes in to try and attack Jay Lethal from behind but Jay is quick enough to duck out of the way, causing Hernandez to tumble violently to the floor. With Homicide now alone in the ring, The New Mega Powers set him up for their big finish. Eric Young hits the big boot and the leg drop and Jay follows that up with an elbow off the top rope, covering him for the 1, 2, 3!
Winners: The New Mega Powers
The crowd goes wild as the referee raises both men’s arms in victory. Both members of LAX still can’t believe that they lost to these guys but that’s as far as they take it. Once Hernandez is able to stand, he and Homicide begin making their way towards the back. Once they have reached the back, Eric and Jay soon follow. As The New Mega Powers are making their way up the ramp, the camera cuts away to a backstage segment.
In this backstage interview segment we see Mick Foley standing by with Jacqueline.
Mick Foley: Ms. Moore, since returning to Impact Wrestling you’ve found yourself involved in a little feud against Alissa Flash. Why do you believe that she has targeted you?
Jacqueline: How should I know? All I know is that bitch should watch her back.
Mick Foley: Speaking of watching one’s back, last week you were attacked from behind by an unknown assailant who later was revealed to be a woman named MsChif. Thoughts on that?
Jacqueline: I think that says a lot about what kind of person Alissa Flash is. She ain’t tough enough to beat me one on one so she has to cheat, using the ropes for leverage and bringing in trash off the street to sucker punch me when I’m not looking. Pretty pathetic.
Mick Foley: What are you planning on doing about it?
Jacqueline: I’m going to kick some…
Before Jacqueline can finish her sentence, out of nowhere Alissa Flash and MsChif appear and start beating up on Jacqueline. Luckily for Jacqueline, security is right there to break them up. It takes quite a few security but eventually the three women are separated but not before quite a bit of trash talking occurs. Once all three are taken away, the show moves on.
Before the commercial break, we see Samoa Joe walking down the hall, ready for his upcoming match when he is stopped by Jeff Jarrett.
Jeff Jarrett: Joe, I have a favor to ask you.
Joe doesn’t say anything; he just turns his head to face Jeff.
Jeff Jarrett: I want you to be the one to face off against a member of the N.W.O. at Victory Road.
Again, Joe doesn’t say anything; rather he turns away, as to ponder the proposition.
Jeff Jarrett: So…Yes?...No?
Samoa Joe: Yes! But on one condition.
Jeff Jarrett: And that is?
Samoa Joe: I want all of them.
Jeff Jarrett: Are you serious?
Samoa Joe: Do I look like I’m joking?
Joe gets a real serious look on his face, causing Jeff to take a step back.
Jeff Jarrett: No, no, of course not.
Samoa Joe: Good.
Joe then walks off camera, leaving Jeff Jarrett alone in the hallway as the camera cuts to commercial.
Match #2: Consequences Creed vs. Samoa Joe
Coming back from commercial, it’s time for match #2 tonight between Consequences Creed and Samoa Joe. As the show comes back from commercial we see Consequences Creed already in the ring. As Joe makes his way to the ring, Mike Tenay and Taz comment on how they think it’s crazy that Samoa Joe wants to challenge all three members of the N.W.O. but they’re not going to be the one to tell him.
As soon as the bell ring it becomes perfectly clear who is going to win this match. Right out of the gate Joe unloads on Consequences Creed, not stopping for even one second to let Creed catch his breath or do anything really. Joe doesn’t fool around however, he goes for the kill and goes for it quick, hitting the muscle buster on Creed only a little over a minute in to the match. Joe then covers Creed for the 1, 2, 3.
Winner: Samoa Joe
An impressive victory by “The Samoan Submission Machine.” One has to wonder now what’s in store for Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and X-Pac at Victory Road after that squashing. Medics help Consequences Creed to his feet as Joe exits the ring. Right before Joe makes it to the entrance tunnel, the music of The Motor City Machine Guns begins to play. The Guns come out of the tunnel and pass by Joe nervously on their way to the ring. Joe just stares them down and eventually keeps on going. When The Guns make it to the ring, they demand microphones.
Alex Shelley: It’s time we end this once and for all!
Chris Sabin: London and Kendrick, you’ve only been here for a month now but in that short time you sure managed to piss us off!
Alex Shelley: It’s time we put the hammer, foot, whatever it’s called down. This is our house, get the hell out!
Paul London: That’s some big talk right there, coming from such tiny little people!
Both London and Kendrick then step out of the shadows to face down the Guns. Noticeable in his absence is “The Masked Man” Tommy Mercer.
Alex Shelley: Who you calling tiny asshole?
Paul London: And such anger too, I like it, give me more!
Chris Sabin: Shut the hell up!
Brian Kendrick: Now now, play nice children. We all can be adults here, let’s have a grown up conversation about all of our problems now, shall we?
Chris Sabin: Our problem is you guys, you don’t belong here!
Brian Kendrick: We do too; we’ve got contracts to prove it and everything.
Both London and Kendrick pull out their Impact Wrestling contracts to show to the Guns.
Alex Shelley: Who cares what those are, that could be the Declaration of Independence for all I care, that still doesn’t change the fact that we want you gone!
Paul London: Ok then, we’ll leave.
London and Kendrick then just get up and leave but before they can make it all the way to the back, the Guns interrupt them.
Alex Shelley: Whoa whoa whoa, that’s not what we meant.
Paul London: Well then, if you would be so kind as to enlighten us?
Alex Shelley: We were thinking more along the lines of a “loser leaves town” type match.
Brian Kendrick: You can’t be serious?
Alex Shelley: Oh we are. You guys versus us, Victory Road, what do you say?
London and Kendrick begin arguing amongst themselves as the Guns look on. As the Guns look on, sneaking up behind them is “The Masked Man” Tommy Mercer. Tommy positions himself behind Sabin and Shelley and waits for the perfect moment. As London and Kendrick turn back to face the Guns, Tommy strikes. Surprisingly, the Guns are ready for him, ducking out of the way and sending the big man crashing to the floor below.
Alex Shelley: I think that just changed our minds, the two of us against your lackey instead.
Chris Sabin: We’re going to love seeing how pathetic you guys become once we destroy your buddy!
Alex Shelley: See you then!
For now, it appears that the Guns have gotten the upper hand on London and Kendrick. We will just have to wait and see now how London and Kendrick will respond to the Guns changing their minds and challenging their bodyguard Tommy Mercer to a match. The camera cuts to commercial as London and Kendrick begin making their way to the back.
Coming back from commercial, Impact Wrestling cuts to the announcer’s booth where Mike Tenay and Taz have Hulk Hogan on the phone. Hulk is about to make a major announcement concerning the direction of the Knockouts division.
Mike Tenay: We are back live. Taz and myself are now joined over the phone by “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan and Hulk I understand you have some major breaking new regarding the Impact Wrestling Knockouts division.
Hulk Hogan: I sure do brother, this is something I’m very excited about. Not only does Impact Wrestling have the best roster of male wrestlers in the world but I feel that we also have the best roster of female wrestlers in the world too. The Knockouts on our roster bring so much to the table brother, it’s unbelievable. But unfortunately, due to the nature of the business brother, sometimes those hardworking Knockouts get pushed to the side, well not anymore because starting April 7th, the Knockouts are getting their own show every Wednesday, on Spike TV, it’s going to be sweet dude!
Huge news just broke by the Hulkster; the Knockouts are getting their own show! As Taz and Tenay are still talking about it, the show transitions to the next match.
Match #3: Kazarian [C] vs. Mistico – Impact Wrestling X Division Championship Match
Match #3 tonight is an X Division Championship match featuring the luchador Mistico challenging the Impact Wrestling X Division Champion Kazarian. Kazarian called for this match because he wanted to show Christopher Daniels, who tried to get Kazarian to “take out” Mistico last week, that he doesn’t believe Mistico is making a mockery of the X Division, that he views him as a serious competitor. First out to the ring is the challenger Mistico. Mistico has built up a quick following amongst the fans in his short time here in Impact Wrestling. Last but not least is the champion Kazarian, who gets an ok reaction from the crowd.
Unlike their match last week, this week Kazarian has come prepared. Last week he was taken a little by surprise by the unfamiliarity of Mistico and his move set but now that he’s had a chance to study him a little, he is much more prepared to take him on. Kazarian dominates nearly the first three fourths of the match, using a more power based, ground and pound type offense to wear down the high flying Mistico. If Mistico does not find a way to get out of this predicament, then he’s in some serious trouble. As the match drags on, it appears that Kazarian is having an increasingly difficult time trying to put Mistico away. Although he has control of the match and has been working to wear down his opponent for quite some time, he has been unable so far to get over the edge where he’d be able to score a pin fall. As the match continues on, Mistico slowly but surely starts to build up some momentum. An elbow here, a kick there is all he needs to get back to his feet and in to fighting position. Things really aren’t looking for Kazarian now as Mistico is now able to bounce around the ring and build up a head of steam. Just as Mistico is starting to build up some momentum, he decides to climb on to the top rope to attempt some high risk offense. As he is positioning himself, Christopher Daniels jumps the guard rail and pushes Mistico off, resulting in Mistico falling hard to the ring apron below. Daniels and Kazarian now begin to argue. The referee, whose back was turned this whole time, turns around and sees Mistico lying on the apron in pain. He then sees Daniels standing there and puts two and two together and calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Mistico
A controversial decision by the referee but it stands, Mistico wins the match but Kazarian keeps his championship. Daniels and Kazarian continue arguing as the referee checks on Mistico. Luckily for Mistico it seems that he has avoided a serious injury. The cameras then soon cut away.
In this backstage segment, we see D’Angelo Dinero in the locker room preparing for his match, teaming up with Beer Money against Bobby Lashley and The British Invasion when his partners, James Storm and Robert Roode enter.
D’Angelo Dinero: What can I do for you gentlemen on this fine evening?
Robert Roode: Listen Pope, we just came here to make sure that your head’s going to be where it needs to be tonight and not off, fantasizing about other men’s wives.
D’Angelo Dinero: I would never dream of such a thing!
Robert Roode: This match means a lot to us and if you do anything to screw it up, we swear to god that we’ll come and beat the crap out of you, understand?
D’Angelo Dinero: Of course, I’ll bring my A game tonight, no worries guys.
Robert Roode: You better!
On that note, Beer Money exits the room, leaving Pope alone as the camera cuts to commercial.
Match #4: Beer Money & D’Angelo Dinero vs. Bobby Lashley w/ Kristal Lashley & The British Invasion
Coming back from commercial, Impact Wrestling transitions to match #4 of the evening, a six man tag team match featuring participants in two upcoming matches at Victory Road. On one side, we have the Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Champions The British Invasion teaming up with Bobby Lashley to take on Beer Money and “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero. First people out to the ring are Beer Money. As the participants arrive, Mike Tenay and Taz interrupt and announce that Jeff Jarrett has just made it official; at Victory Road The Motor City Machine Guns will be facing off against “The Masked Man” Tommy Mercer in a two-on-one handicap match. Once they are finished with that announcement and all six men have arrived at the ring, the match begins.
Early on, it appears that Beer Money’s fears about the Pope getting in their way or not being able to work with him were unfounded. At least in the early goings the team of Beer Money and the Pope have the advantage, due in large part to the fact that they have been successful in preventing Bobby Lashley from being tagged in to the match. They successfully keep both Magnus and Doug Williams contained and away from their partner for quite a while. But they can’t expect to keep the British Invasion contained for the entire match so they will need to try and find a way to put them away and quickly. This is where problems start to arise. Arguing over how to put away the Brits allows the Brits to sneakily get back in the match, exploiting the crack in the armor of Beer Money and the Pope and busting it wide open. Once a well-oiled machine, the team of Beer Money and the Pope now can’t seem to do anything right or if they do, they just end up arguing about it. Meanwhile, waiting in the wings, ready to strike is Bobby Lashley who is patiently waiting on the outside to be tagged in to the match. The Pope doesn’t even notice that Brutus Magnus just tagged in Bobby Lashley. The Pope turns around and is met with a powerful right hook which instantly knocks Pope out. Beer Money tries to intervene but Bobby just tosses them to the side. Going in for the kill, Bobby picks Pope up and slams him down, hitting a brutal spine buster on the already motionless Pope. Bobby then covers him and gets the 1, 2, 3.
Winners: Bobby Lashley & The British Invasion
Bobby has finally gotten some revenge on Pope for hitting on his wife while The British Invasion gets one on their opponents for Victory Road. The camera cuts to commercial with a shot of Bobby and Kristal Lashley standing proud right next to The British Invasion as Beer Money and The Pope gather themselves and limp back to the locker room.
Coming back from commercial, just before the next match is about to start, a promo hyping the upcoming debut of Ric Flair begins to air. The promo isn’t much; it simply reiterates that Flair will be debuting at Victory Road in his home town of Charlotte, North Carolina. Once the promo is done, the next match can start.
Match #5: A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Nash
Match #5 tonight features “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles taking on “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash. Recently A.J. Styles has stuck himself right in the middle of the growing feud between the N.W.O. and Jeff Jarrett and he’s taken it upon himself to try and fight back. Well this week he goes up against Kevin Nash. First before the two competitors in this match can come to the ring, the music of the Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy begins to play. The crowd erupts as Hardy steps out of the entrance tunnel and goes to join Mike Tenay and Taz at the broadcast booth. Once Hardy has been situated, Kevin Nash makes his way out to the ring, followed shortly thereafter by A.J. Styles.
As the match begins, meanwhile at the broadcast booth Mike Tenay and Taz ask Hardy if he believes that A.J. Styles is still up to the challenge of facing him for the world title at Victory Road, since he has been more focused lately on the N.W.O. than anything else. Jeff responds with no, saying that he believes Styles is extremely talented and more than capable of handling these two things at once. However back in the ring, things are being told a little bit differently. Styles, although very much bringing his A game in regards to effort in the match, struggles to get any sort of offense going against Kevin Nash. Nash smartly uses his size advantage to keep Styles in one place, wearing him down much easier that way. Styles fight valiantly and he does manage to build up a small amount of momentum but it’s not enough to do any real good. Eventually, Styles succumbs to a jackknife power bomb by Big Sexy, who follows that up with a pin fall.
Winner: Kevin Nash
Following the match, the referee raises Kevin Nash’s hand in victory. Nash shows very little expression on his face, virtually ignoring Styles as he exits the ring. Just as Styles is making his way to his feet, Jeff Hardy leaves the commentator booth and joins him in the ring. Jeff offers his hand out to A.J. but shockingly A.J. refuses, going right past Hardy and out of the ring. Hardy is shocked just like everyone else but he doesn’t dwell on it too much longer. As Hardy is about to leave the ring, suddenly the lights in the Garden go dim and the familiar sound of thunder and lightning followed by grim sounding music begins to play. Hardy then looks up as the spotlight shins on Sting, who is perched up in the rafters, looking down on Hardy. The two have an uneasy stare down as the camera cuts to commercial.
Match #6: Kurt Angle vs. Raven – Finals of Television Championship Tournament
Coming back from commercial, it is now time for the final match of the night and the final match in the tournament to crown the first ever Impact Wrestling Television Champion. Before Raven or Kurt Angle begin to make their way to the ring, a recap video is shown, explaining how both men got here, highlighting how Raven has utilized distraction to his advantage while Kurt has been able to avoid the distraction that is Scott Steiner. Once the video is over, Jeremy Borash begins the official introductions. The first man out to the ring, from the bowery, is Raven. Next, from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, is the Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle! Once both men have made it to the ring, the referee raises the brand new T.V. belt about his head, hands it off and calls for the bell.
Right off the bat, both men seem to be perfectly content with trying to get a handle on what the other is thinking. Both are known as very smart wrestlers so neither has a particular advantage in that area. When they finally do lock up however, the momentum in the match quickly swings over to Kurt Angle. Kurt, who is younger and has a distinct advantage when it comes to conditioning, uses both those to his advantage, going for a shock and awe type approach to his offense, hoping to score a quick victory. Raven, although he has very little, if any, advantages compared to Kurt, uses the one thing he’s always been good at to stay in the match and that is the art of staying alive. Raven goes in to hyper defensive mode, hoping to withstand the onslaught that is Kurt Angle’s offense. Raven does a very good job at this, extending the match at least a couple minutes but he and everyone else knows that he can’t do this forever. Soon Kurt breaks through Raven’s defenses and builds up a head of steam to which Raven can’t escape from. After an impressive Olympic slam, Kurt follows that up with an ankle lock. Raven is in the middle of the ring and has nowhere to go. Just as he is about to tap, the sound of sirens begin blaring throughout the Garden but these are not emergency sirens, they are the entrance music of “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner. Steiner, alongside “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, with steel pipes in hand, comes running down the ramp to try and attack Angle. Angle braces himself for an attack but forgets that the match is still going on. Raven, mustering up enough strength to stand, sneaks behind Angle and rolls him up. The referee then starts counting 1, 2, 3!
Winner and New Impact Wrestling Television Champion: Raven
Following the match, both Matt Morgan and Scott Steiner enter the ring and start beating on Kurt Angle. Kurt tries to fight back but it’s useless. Luckily for Kurt, Raven shows some compassion and joins in the fray, fending off both Steiner and Morgan and helping Kurt to his feet. He helps Kurt stand, long enough so that medical personal can attend to him. As Kurt is being helped away, Raven returns to the middle of the ring to celebrate his victory. Raven is so happy that he doesn’t even notice that “The Monster” Abyss has just snuck up behind him. As Raven turns around, Abyss catches him and hits a brutal Black Hole slam on him, knocking him out cold. Impact Wrestling fades to black with a shot of Abyss standing over Raven, holding the T.V. title in his hand.
Last edited by CoRyP2008; 11-21-2012 at 07:09 PM.